Biography

Prof. Seigo Koura

Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Nishikyushu University Occupational Therapy Major
Dean, Professor

Email: symkoura3@gmail.com



Qualifications

April 1981 Enrolled in the Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Kagoshima University

April 1991-March 1995, University of Tsukuba, Research Student

April 1992-March 1995, Researcher, RIKEN (Wako)

April 1993-March 1994, Graduate student, Department of Chemistry, Tamagawa University Faculty of Agriculture

March 1995, from Tamagawa University, Ph.D. (Agriculture) Ph.D. Ph.D. (Otsu No. 42)

Publications(Selected)

  1. C.Ogino, S.Koura, H.Kouno, Y.Sato, M.Takai and K.Wakabayashi. 1993. Peroxidizing Phytotoxic Activity of Thiadiazolidine and Triazolidine Compounds. J.Pesticide Sci. 18, 369-373
  2. S.Koura, K.Takasuka, N.Katuyama, C.Ogino, Y.Sato and K.Wakabayashi. 1994. Mode for Herbicidal Action of 2-Amino-3-chloro-1,4-naphthoquinone(ACN) J. Japan. Biosci. Biotech. Biochem.,58(7), 1210-1212
  3. K.Yokota, Q.Cao, M.Murakami and S.Koura. 1996. Effect of MCPB-ethyl on flower thinning for ‘FUJI’ apple. Held in conjunction with the Japanese Society for the Chemical Regulation of Plants. Uneversity of Calgara Canada July 184-188
  4. Y.Koura, S.Kinoshita, K.Takasuka, S.Koura, S.Matumoto and H.Miyoshi. 1998. Respiratory Inhibition of Acaricide AKD-2023 and Its Deacetyl Matabolite. J. Pesticide Sci. 23(1) 18-21
  5. K.Yokota, Q.Cao, M.Murakami and S.Koura. 1998. Influence of weather condition after Fuji apple bloom and added ethephon on the blossom thinning effects of MCPB-ethyl. Acta Horticultural Science. Acta Hort. No.515, 485-490
  6. S.Koura, T. Johjima, Y. Minowa, S. Tachikawa, T. Kato and M. Taniguchi. 2000. CHEMICAL CONTROL OF FRUIT DROP AND FRUIT GROTH UNDER SEVERE CONDITIONS OF RABBITEYE BLUEBERRY (Vaccinium ashei). Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting of PGRSA Proceedings 293-3002000.
  7. S.Koura, T.Kato, S.Tachikawa, M.Onjo and K.Ishihata. 2002. Effects of Aminoethoxyvinylclycine on Fruit Set and on Control of Ripening in Acerola. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits. Acta, Hort. No.575 821-827.
  8. S.Koura, K. Hasegawa, Y. Yamamoto and Y. Yonemoto. 2004. FRUIT SET AND FRUIT GROWTH OF SEEDLESS CHERIMOYA (ANNONA CHERIMOLA MILL.) INDUCED BY GA3 UNDER GREENHOUSE CULTIVATION IN JAPAN. International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Korean Society for Horticultural Science (KSHS). ISHS Acta Hort. No.653: The 9th International Symposium on Plant Bioregulators in Fruit Production 63-66.
  9. S.Koura and K. Yamagishi. 2005. EVALUATING STUDENT RESPONSES TO HORTICULTURAL THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITIES AND BLINDFOLDED HARVEST OF BLUEBERRY. ISHS Acta Hort. No.672: IV INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON HORTICUTURAL EDUCATION, EXTENSION AND TRAINING 185-189.
  10. N.Hayashi, Y.Fuse, S.Koura. 2007. Effects of horticultural activity on mood in college student participating in an education program. International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research 2007. Parallel Sessions 1 C1 1-6
  11. S.Koura, T.Oshikawa, K.Higashi and K.Higashi and T.Inagaki. 2007. Development of a care technique for elderly persons using horticultural therapy to stimulate the senses. International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research. Proceeding of international conference on kansei enginnering and emotional research, Sapporo, Japan, October10-12, 2007. No.8 L1 pp.1-6.
  12. S. Koura, K.Yamagishi, Y.Imamura, U.Masaki, T.Hiratsuka. 2008. EVALUATING SURVEY METHODS OF HORTICULTURAL THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITIES FOR INTELLECTUALLY HANDICAPPED PATIENTS. Acta Hort. No.790. Proceedings of Eighth Intenational People-Plant Symposium on Exploring Therapeutic Powers of Flowers, Greenery and Nature. 115-120.
  13. S.Koura, K. Nagata,K. Yamagishi,Y. Imamura and U. Masak. 2008. Evaluating Survey Methods of Horticultural Therapeutic Activities for Intellectual Disability. ISHS Acta Hort. 790, 115-120.
  14. S. Koura, N. Ogawa, T. Oshikawa, M. Nagatomo, K. Higashi, T. Inagaki and C. Nishikawa. 2009. EFFECTS OF HORTICUTURAL THERAPY ACTIVITIES FOR AGED PEOPLE THAT WAS IMPLEMENTED EVERY DAY CONCENTRICALLY. 2nd ICP. Applying Psychological Research to Understand and Promote the Well-being of Clinical and Non-clinical Populations. 271-280.
  15. N. Ogawa, S. Koura, T. Oshikawa, K. Higashi, T. Inagaki and A. Matsuzaki. 2009. EFFECTS OF HORTICULTURAL THERAPY ACTIVITIES ON PSYCHOLO – GICAL MOOD IN STUDENTS OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DEPARTMENT. 2nd ICP. Applying Psychological Research to Understand and Promote the Well-being of Clinical and Non-clinical Populations. 281-288.
  16. S. Koura, T. Oshikawa, N. Ogawa, S.M. Snyder, M. Nagatomo and C. Nishikawa. Utilization of Horticultural Therapy for Elderly Persons in the Urban Environment. ISHS Acta Hort. 2nd International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture. Bologna (Italy), ISHS Acta Horticulturae 881. 865-868. 2010. 11.
  17. N. Ogawa, S. Koura, T. Oshikawa and S.M. Snyder. Studies on Making Community Places with Flowers made from PET–Bottles. ISHS Acta Hort. 2nd International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture. Bologna (Italy), ISHS Acta Horticulturae 881. 869-872. 2010.11.
  18. T. Oshikawa, S. Koura, N. Ogawa Steven M. Snyder and H. Hirose. Problems associated with wheelchair seating during horticultural therapy. 2010 International People Plant Symposium (10th IPPS) and Canada Horticultural Therapy Association Annual Council. Nova Scotia (Canada), Acta Horticulture. 954:145-150. 2012.
  19. Seigo Koura, Mutsuhide Tanaka, Tohru Sonoda, Steven M. Snyder, Noriyuki Ogawa and Takeshi Oshikawa. An Initial Study of the Physical and Psychological Effects of Meaningful Horticultural-related Activities with Elderly Persons in Japan, 2010 International People Plant Symposium (10th IPPS) and Canada Horticultural Therapy Association Annual Council. Nova Scotia (Canada), Acta Horticulture. 954:51-56. 2012.
  20. Seigo Koura. The Introduction of the Japanese Horticultural Therapy Association - The status of horticultural therapy around the world: practice, research, education - 2010 International People Plant Symposium (10th IPPS) and Canada Horticultural Therapy Association (CHTA) Annual Council. Nova Scotia (Canada), Acta Horticulture. 954:175-178. 2012.
  21. Noriyuki OGAWA, Jun HOSOMI. Seigo KOURA, Takeshi OSIKAWA, Nobuyuki TATEISHI, Mutuhide TANAKA, Kenzi KAMIJYO and Toshihiro TANIGAWAIntervention for several behavioral disorders in Alzheimer’s-type dementia. PSYCHOGERIATRICS 2012. 12:133-136. 2012.
  22. S. Koura, H. Migita, T. Oshikawa, K. Higashi and T. Inagaki. Effects on relaxation and cognitive impairment of natural plant aroma oil under the high atmospheric pressure environment. Singapore. Proceedings on GHC 2012. 11-14. 2012.
  23. Koura, S, Ikeda, A. Effects of horticultural therapeutic garden on autonomic nervous system among elderly people with dementia and the value of people-plants relationshipActa Hort.1121.2016 XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): XII International People Plant Symposium: Horticulture and Human Communities. 27-32.
  24. Koura S., Okawa H., Oshikawa T., Ueda,T,. Nishikawa C., Ikeda A. and Kamijyo K. Dementia protective efficacy by the combination of active and passive horticultural therapy for all person concerned. International Symposium on greener cities for more efficient ecosystem service in a climate changing world - Bologna (Italy), Acta Hort. 1215.ISHS. 223-231. 2018.10.
  25. Michio Maruta, Hiroki Takahashi, Gwanghee Han, Hironori Miyata, Takashi Matsuo, Seigo Koura, Jun Tayama, Takayuki Tabira. Effects of self-selected task content on the P300 component and reaction times. Activitas Nervosa Superior Rediviva. Volume 61. No.3-4. 1-8. 2019.
  26. Takeshi OshikawaSeigo KouraNishikawa ChihokoKazuho NagaoKentaro Higashi. Influence of wheelchair cushions fabricated by therapists on stability, comfort, and functionality. Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. Vol.8 No.1, February 28, 2020. DOI: 10.4236/ojtr.2020.81001 2020.
  27. Seigo Koura, Akiko Ikeda, Yasuhiko Fujioka, Yasuhiro Mizogami, Kentaro Higashi, Takeshi Oshikawa. Effects of Hand Care Therapy on Reducing the Conversion Rate from MCI to Dementia and Role of COVID-19 as Non-Pharmacotherapy. Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation Vol.8 No.3, June 10, 2020. DOI: 10.4236/ojtr.2020.83004
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